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From the author of the best-selling Christy Miller and SisterChicks series comes a new book of community, friendship, and tackling the hard things of life with God and loved ones around a table.
Five young moms, including beloved Gunn character Christy Miller, gather to share meals and soon become unlikely best friends. The regular gatherings provide opportunities for the women to reveal their stories, and those life stories endear them to each other. They experience their lives naturally meshing as they raise their children together in community. In Becoming Us the group find ways to challenge, encourage, and help each other become the nurturing mothers they wished they'd had when they were growing up. They unite to be remembered for what they do as moms and not for what was done to them.
Gunn (Father Christmas) brings together characters from her Sierra Jensen and Christy Miller series in this sweet story of young women finding friendship at a Christmas party. Emily Winslow; her husband, Trevor; and their 10-year-old daughter are recent transplants to California. Attempting a fresh start away from Trevor's imposing family is not as easy as they thought it would be; the used car dealership Trevor's uncle sold him is barely keeping food on the table. Emily, a restaurant hostess, deals with a demanding geriatric customer base and a cantankerous boss. But things start to look up when she meets Jennalyn and is invited into her close circle of friends. Among them is Christy Miller, a welcoming local whose father is the manager of Emily's apartment complex. At a rousing get-together dinner that frames the story, Emily is also introduced to Jennalyn's friends Sierra and Tess. By trading stories and scriptural verses to be referenced throughout the year, Emily becomes emboldened to tough it out in her new community. As Emily and her family resist mounting pressure from Trevor's family to return to North Carolina, they must decide what is right for their family, rather than what suits Trevor's. Gunn's portrayal of the delicate bonds of new friendship and the realistic struggles facing the Winslows makes for a ruminative, intelligent story about the process of reimagining what is valuable in life.